Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk

About the Race

Take to the streets of Downtown Hinesville on October 8, 2016 for a 5K Run/Walk! Whether you're running for fun or to win, all proceeds will go to the Mayor's Motorcade, a program that provides holiday gifts for patients of Georgia's mental health hospitals.

Register!

To register online, visit our Eventbrite Registration Page. Runners may register online until September 24 for a discounted fee of $25. All early, online registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt. Please download, read and print the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk Waiver and bring it with you on race day.

To register in-person, download and print the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk Registration Form and the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk Waiver and bring it to the front desk of City Hall. Ask for Deridra Weeks or Brittany McClure. Runners who register in-person before September 24 will receive a discounted registration fee of $25. In-person registrants must pay by cash or check made payable to the City of Hinesville. All early, in-person registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt.  

After September 24, runners must register the day of the race for a fee of $30 and are not guaranteed a t-shirt. To register the morning of October 8, fill out the Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk Registration Form and bring it with you along with cash or a check made payable to the City of Hinesville. Debit and credit cards will not be accepted on race day. Forms will also be provided the day of the race.

Race Day Information


  • Race packets will be distributed the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m. at the check-in table located in Bradwell Park, across from City Hall.
  • Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at the check-in table located in Bradwell Park.
  • Bring a signed copy of the Healthy Hinesville 5k Run/Walk Waiver.
  • The race will begin promptly at 8 a.m.
  • The awards ceremony will begin at the conclusion of the race, when all runners have crossed the finish line or at 10 a.m., whichever comes first.
  • Awards will be given to top males and females in the following age groups: 15-25, 26-35, 36-49, 50+.
  • Results and times will be posted online at coolrunning.com and runningintheusa.com.
  • Children and pets are encouraged to participate!
GMA began the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade in 1959 at the request of then-Governor Ernest Vandiver as a way of providing holiday gifts for the patients of Georgia's mental health and retardation hospitals. The program is also aimed at raising the awareness of the needs of Georgia's mental hospitals.

There are currently five regional mental health hospitals in the state, serving some 3,200 Georgians. Many of these clients have lived in the hospital facility for much of their lives and receive little, if any, support from their families. Without the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade, the staff at these hospitals have told us, many of their clients would not receive a gift for the holidays.

The Christmas spirit demonstrated by cities during the Motorcade extends beyond the holiday season. Any gifts not handed out during Christmas are used for client birthdays or given to newly arrived clients, who may need many of the items. In this way, cities help the hospitals celebrate special occasions year-round and help the hospitals meet the needs of their clients. - See more at: http://www.gmanet.com/Training-Events/Mayors-Christmas-Motorcade.aspx#sthash.uVPE4Kad.dpuf

About The Course


Take in the southern charm of Downtown Hinesville with a 3.1 miles course that keeps you right in the heart of our community. Runners will start at the Liberty County Courthouse on Midway St., take a right on Memorial Dr., run up Bradwell St. to a turnaround point where they will re-run the course all the way back to the Liberty County Courthouse.
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About The Mayor's Motorcade

The Georgia Municipal Association began the Mayor's Motorcade in 1959 at the request of then-Govenor, Ernest Vandiver, as a way of providing holiday gifts for patients of Georgia's mental health hospitals. The program is also aimed at raising the awareness of the needs of Georgia's mental hospitals.

There are currently five regional mental health hospitals in the state, serving some 3,200 Georgians. Many of these clients have lived in the hospital facility for much of their lives and receive little, if any, support from their families. Without the Mayor's Motorcade, the staff at these hospitals have told us that many of their patients would not receive a gift for the holidays.

Hinesville's contribution to the Mayor's Motorcade specifically benefits patients at Georgia Regional Hospital. Last year, the City of Hinesville was able to contribute $2,800 to this cause.

Contact Us

For more information, contact Brittany McClure, the City of Hinesville's Public Relations Manager at bmcclure@cityofhinesville.org or call 912.876.3564.